Secrecy in government, compounded by court-ordered secrecy, gives rise to speculation and rumor. That never serves the public interest.
The now long-running feud between City Attorney Scott Letteney and Racine Alderman Sandy Weidner illustrates that very well. In a circuitous dispute that began more than a year ago, the city attorney last August sought an ethics violation sanction against the alderman — and two other as yet unnamed aldermen — for allegedly sharing confidential or privileged communications from his office with constituents
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